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  ABC    ABC World News With Diane Sawyer    News/Business. Diane  
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    October 2, 2012
    6:30 - 7:00pm EDT  

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tonight on "world news," trouble in the air. another american airlines flight with a row of loose passenger seats. american airlines says late today they think they know what happened but why? should you book a flight? shootout. this morning, an american agent killed in a firefight near the mexican border. a massive manhunt under way from helicopters to horse back. fat chance. the people paid thousands of dollars by doctors to eat one fast food meal every day for months. what happened to their bodies? how much weight did they gain? and lucky charm. why the hopes and dreams of everyone in this superstitious city rest on this guy.
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why does he have to lose for them to win? good evening. as we come on the air, we learned it has happened again. a third american airlines flight forced to land after a row of seats came unbolted. half of their fleet of 757s were grounded for inspection. most of them now back in service. but even so there have been a flurry of cancellations and delays. so what do you do if you're looking a flight? and what is american airlines saying tonight about the clues they have found? abc's senior national correspondent jim avila tells us. >> reporter: boston's logan field -- one of american's boeing 757s, 47 of which, nearly
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half the fleet taken out of service today. as the troubled airline tries to make sure no more of its coach seats come loose in flight -- as they have three separate times. >> the seats are loose. >> we're not sure if it is a mechanical failure or a human failure. >> reporter: american saying today it has identified the problem -- because seats came loose in one case, flipping passengers on their backs. the seats came in rows of three. the row is held to the floor with a cadle clamp. that was improperly installed. >> on the safety side of the situation, american's doing haul that it can do right now to ensure that the seats are being looked at and installed as correctly as possible. >> reporter: american says the investigation is still underway, but so far the airline cannot give a solid answer as to why now. these seats have been in use for
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up to 20 years, and never come loose before. aviation sources say the last eyes and hands on the saddle clamps in all three loose seat incidents belonged to company mechanics. leading to suspicions of possible sabotage. but safety experts tell abc news that would be a first. >> to think anybody would deliberately doing 'do something like that is not thought of in this industry. >> reporter: the mechanics union which just lost jobs to outsourcing says it has had nothing to do with the loose seats and points to the new private maintenance. just the latest series of labor troubles for american which has suffered more than 2,200 delays and 75 cancellations, on time only 57% of the time, over the last three days. more than double the delays for united and dell tarks what are both punctual 80% of the time.
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>> it's going to take american some time to rebuild trust in terms of the reliability of the schedule. >> reporter: american airlines believes the mistakes are the result of human or mechanical errors. one of the seat rows that was loose was loose for six days worth of flights without being noticed. should you take an american airlines flight? >> that's the question. >> reporter: the experts are telling us if you can be flexible and don't have to be some place on time, it's safe, just not dependable as far as on time. >> thanks, jim. we turn now to a manhunt under way at this hour in arizona. helicopters and horses in pursuit along a dangerous stretch of the mexican border. this morning, a shootout left one american border agent dead, another wounded. the asquloent died, 30-year-old nicholas ivy. was this a mexican drug cartel in action?
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cecilia vega joins us from the border. >> reporter: let me show you how close we're talking. that mountain right over my shoulder, that is the other side of the border. that is mexico. this area has earned the nickname cocaine alley. today for the agents at this station, this is a place of mourning. it is remote, dangerous, and deadly. here, early this morning on this dusty stretch of land where arizona meets mexico that three border patrol agents were fired on. one made it out safely. another was shot twice and expected to recover. the third agent, 30-year-old nicholas ivy, was shot dead. >> we suspect this is probably some type of narcotics trafficking event that these agents encountered but at this time, that would be speculative. >> reporter: it was just before 2:00 in the morning when
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something triggered one of the many motion sensors on the border. essential source automatically alert the nearest border patrol office. when they desect a certain weight, whether it's a smuggler, an illegal crosser, or a large animal, border patrol agents have to come out and investigate. the three agents headed 24r50e miles north of the border. as they headed up a hill, someone fired right at them in what is being described as an ambush. they work in the station name frd brian terry, the last agent killed on duty. his death attributed to a firearm sold in the fast and furious operation. it's unknown if the weapon that killed ivy has a link to that controversy. it's clear how dangerous life can be. >> agent ivy died in the line of
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duty. protecting our nation against those who threaten our way of life. his death strengthsens our resolve. >> reporter: and this terrain out here, so rough that agents are still processing the crime scene. they say it could take a couple of days. the flags lowered today. agents have been saying this has given them a resolve to make this a safer place. >> thank you so much tonight. now we turn to countdown to the first big debate. 24 hours until the candidates face reach other on the stage. president barack obama and governor mitt romney both in marathon training sessions. their wives and running mates carrying the banners today with mixed results. 35 days to go. "your voice, your vote." david muir and jake tapper are back. inside the debate hall, david muir. jake, start us off. >> reporter: good evening,
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diane. the two kentds largely kept to themselves today. leaving the hard work of ca campaigning to their rrogates. not always staying on message. in battleground state north carolina, the vice president tried to assail the republican ticket but he did so in way that brought fire upon himself. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> reporter: paul ryan pounced. >> vice president biden, just today, said that the middle class over the last four years has been quote buried. we agree. that means we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney as the next president of the united states. >> reporter: the vice president later said that the middle class pain was due to bush policiepol. the debate symbolizes a problem for the president. the economic collapse happened under bush, but four years
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later, families are still hurting. many in the middle class are barely treading water. all fodder for tomorrow night's debate in denver. the first lady is make her way there. first she stopped in ohio. where early voting began today. >> are we going sit back and watch everything we worked for and fought for to just slip way? >> reporter: ann romney got to colorado before her. >> we have a debate comes up. we're excited about that. we're focused. >> reporter: family members' nerves are on edge, as josh romney confided to diane in august. >> i hate the debates. trying to sit there and be cool and keep a smile on your face. inside you want to fall down. >> reporter: four years ago, michelle obama got so nervous in the debates, she didn't like to watch them. she'll be there tomorrow in the debate hall. we turn to david muir who is there. >> reporter: hey, jake.
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tonight, here are some key decisions made moments ago. a coin toss between the campaigns determining that president obama will be introduced first and will have the first question. governor romney will get the final argument. there was a toss which of the wives would be introduced rst. i want to show the debate stage. both podiums. both candidates will stand with one another. that's why the romney team is concentrating on the answers and the body language. where was he earlier today? at chipotle. he's with rob port nman. if you were inside that debate prep room, what would you tell the governor? >> be honest. be straightforward. >> reporter: what do you tell him in the debate room?
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>> i say show him who you are. there's been bad press because of his comments about the 47% of the 49% that he doesn't care about. he does care about everyone. >> i would say use all the facts that you can and speak from the heart. >> reporter: she said show some heart on this stage. i did talk with a campaign adviser today. he said there's no question that the 47% will come up on the debate stage. they've been training the governor on that. whether it is from the moderator or an answer from president obama. one other thing i heard today is that governor romney does not have to win a charm offensive. he has to prove he can relate to average american problems. a lot at stake here tomorrow night. >> love the citizen debate coaches, david. you and jake and george stephanopoulos, the entire political team will be covering it all tomorrow night. join us wednesday night, one on one, the candidates debate. 9:00 p.m. eastern, 6:00 pacific.
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now the peanut butter recall. we've been reading all your posts and tweets. which brands are linked to salmonella poisoning. so many of you are asking exactly what should we do? steve osunsami has a user's guide for families. >> reporter: today, government official trying to contain this salmonella outbreak told us it doesn't look good and to expect more reported cases linked to jars of peanut butter sold at grocery stores acros country. so far, 30 people sick, most of them children, across 19 states. for families searching through kitchen cabinets tonight for potentially dangerous jars of nut butter, it's confusing. first, what jars and brands are being recalled? well, it isn't your larger name brands like jif or skippy. those products are fine. all of the recalled products are linked to the sunland peanut corporation in new mexico.
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they make the peanut butter under numerous brand names. >> all the illnesses that have been investigated are related to the peanut butter products from the one plant. >> reporter: so now you've found one of these brands in your cupboard. should you automatically toss it out? the company says to look on the side of the jar for the "best if used by" date. anything between may 1st and september 24, 2014, throw it away. what if your family has gone through half the jar? what are the signs of a salmonella infection? doctors say high fever, stomach cramps and dysentery, which can show up within one to three days. we talked with families today, of children cho got sick. they talk of 103-degree fevers that lasted for days. they were shocked to know it could have been their peanut butter. steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta.
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fast food every single day. a bold new experiment. what do they hope to learn? john donvan with what they are already learned so far. >> reporter: hitting the fast food drive-in for science. >> can i get five soft tacos. >> can i get a number four? >> reporter: over and over and over again. it's been dave giocolo's life the past three months or so. as has been eating the food. a precisely measured 1,000 calories a day -- an extra meal daily -- fast food only. >> how many calories? >> 770. >> reporter: why? because this man is paying him to. dr. samuel klein is a researcher at washington university medical school in st. louis, trying to understand why weight gain leads to diabetes and hypertension. at some point, research on rats alone just isn't enough. >> somebody has to eat this food this way to -- >> ultimately, it has to come to
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people. >> reporter: and a radio ad -- >> attention overweight volunteers -- >> reporter: -- that offered a cash incentive, up to $3,500. >> once i got into work, i called them right away. >> reporter: so did nurse dawn freeman. >> it probably took a month to get approved. >> reporter: and so they ate. every day -- from one of these five restaurants. until their weight went up a target of 5% or 6%. dawn, in eight weeks went from 170 to 186. doesn't look like a lot. but here's how it felt. >> for two weeks it was all right, and then i started really feeling awful. i could hardly breathe any more. >> reporter: same thing for dave. because he learned, weight is mysterious. it doesn't go up in a straight line at all. he actually lost one week. it took him three months to put on 18 pounds. and, near the end -- you just want this thing to be over. >> yeah, i'm done with it now. i'm done with it. >> reporter: this may help find therapy to obesity related
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overbegin today for the iconic hollywood sign. take a look. 110 gallons of primer from those parents. 275 gallons of paint. in the next ten weerks they'll strip the sign down to sheet metal and build it back up. you may remember the sign once read hollywoodland. by 1978, termites gnawed through the "o" and it rolled down the hill. hugh hefner auctioned off the l-a-n-d. to pay for the "o." a dog was catapulted into the front grille of a car behind the license plate. for 11 miles it rode that way.
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passing driver happened to think she saw some strange sight in the grille. man control workers wrangled the dog out. she lost a tooth. but no broken bones. everyone is nowing l looking fo owner. coming up next, our correspondent goes head to head with teddy, the mascot who has to lose for his team to win. make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ or help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. prego?! but i've bought ragu for years. [ thinking ] wonder what other questionable choices i've made?
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and finally tonight, there's a very different kind of presidential race heating up in washington, d.c. this one is a foot race. and vying for victory, four men right off of mt. rushmore. that would be george, tom, abe, and ochblg, teddy. jonathan karl tells us why washington is in a fever about all this. >> reporter: it's great times for baseball in the nation's capital. the hometown team heading to the play jor league playoffs for the first time since fdr was a white house rookie. but tough times for the team's favorite mascot. at every home game, teddy roosevelt races against tom, george, and abe.
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and every game for seven straight years, he's lost. he's faced -- hamstring problems. cheating competitors. rival mascots. even mr. kool-aid. he's also been disqualified -- illegal use of a segway. a zip line. a golf cart. some say it's a conspiracy against the republican roosevelt. >> i am outraged. that's why i'm calling for congressional hearings to right this horrible wrong. >> reporter: with the team finally winning, we set out the see if it was time for teddy to win, too. what's it going take to win? >> translator: you gotta run fast. >> reporter: after a little prerace workout, we put teddy to the test. come on, come on, come on. he can run but there's something about that finish line. you had it! he just acts like a loser. despite never winning, teddy is the clear favorite with the fans. who do you think is going to win? >> all: teddy! teddy! >> reporter: what's youred edyo
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for teddy? >> don't fall! >> reporter: as the team celebrated, we asked their star michael morse, the big question. is teddy finally going to win that race? >> i hope. i hope he watches us and gets some encouragement. >> reporter: so as teddy raced last night. our hopes were high. teddy! close. oh, so close. teddy what happened? what happened, man? but maybe, just maybe, he needs to keep losing so nay can win. jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >> and we thank you for watching. we're always here at abcns.com. i'll see you tomorrow night.
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